Elise is an agent at the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency. In addition to handling her own list, she oversees the daily operations of the SDLA office. She is most interested in well-written narrative non-fiction (particularly trade-friendly history, cultural studies, and science) as well as character-driven literary fiction.
Elise represents fiction that has unforgettable writing, a distinctive narrative voice, and memorable characters. She loves novels with an unusual or eccentric edge and is drawn to stories she has never heard before.
She aims to work with writers who are getting their work published regularly in literary magazines and who have a realistic sense of the market and their audience. Her insights into the state of the publishing business and the submissions process for your book will be fascinating and valuable.